Our good friends that organize the Doha Tweetups have themed the next one “sharing.” What could be more perfect for the Creative Commons Qatar community?! Tweetups are fun, informal meetups of the Doha Twitter community – and amazing for networking. Be sure not to miss this event.
Editing an online encyclopedia may not sounds glamorous, but for Liam Wyatt, Wikimedia’s GLAM fellow (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum), it certainly is, and it’s about far more than glamour. The world’s online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, is about making human knowledge freely available to everyone in their own language, and Liam believes cultural institutions should play an active role in sharing their vast knowledge through Wikipedia. CC Qatar and ictQATAR brought Liam to Doha this week to meet with numerous institutions in Qatar to explore how they could work to help grow a vibrant Wikipedia community in Qatar and the Arab world, openly share content and contribute to knowledge available in the public domain.